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photos + post by Kristin Ess First of all, sorry for the lack of posts this week. By now you know that Lady Conrad has a brand new book called THE FAME GAME. You will need: 3-4 gradient nail polish colors (dark to light and all in the tonal family), a clear top coat, a triangle makeup sponge, a cup of water, a piece of paper for blotting the polish, a paint brush + nail polish remover for clean up. Unscrew the lids of your 3 or 4 gradient colors so they’re ready to go. Try it in other colors. Tags: DIY, do it yourself, how to, kristin ess, mani, mani monday, manicure, nail art, ombre, paint, polish, spring, stain, style, summer Related posts:

DIY LIP SMOOTHIE photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun Dry + cracked lips ruin how lipstick looks. And because of recycled air, flying, dehydration and just life, unfortunately all of us are victims! So I’m sharing exactly what I have my clients do before I apply their makeup. 1. That’s it! Tags: amy nadine, amy nadine makeup, balm, beauty, blog, do it yourself, easy, how to, lip, make up, makeup, mascara wand, polish, pretty, scrub, style, the beauty department,, tip, tips, trend, tutorial Related posts: cute shorts I want DIY Nude Nails With A Touch Of Sparkle Go nude or go home. That’s my motto. Not really. I love nude nails. But they don’t exactly scream ‘it’s my wedding day!’ As discussed in this post, your wedding day is a great opportunity to add a bit of sparkle and luxury to your fingertips. With the nail art movement in full swing (don’t you feel like 2012 is the year of jazzy nails?) Time for a little nail maths (or math as all you American lovelies would say) Essie Wedding Collection ’Like To Be Bad’ + Deborah Lipmann ’Boom Boom Pow’ | top photo via CatBird NYC | bottom photo: For Smart Chicks photo by Yuna Leonard from this gorgeous shoot featured right here on Bridal Musings Essie Wedding Collection ’Like To Be Bad’ + Sephora Jewelry Top Coats in ‘Meet Me At The Disco’ and ‘Flurry Up’ | top photo via Ugly Duckling | bottom photo via The Sense and Sensibility Maths has never been so pretty! Top Tips ~ When using sparkly polish be sure to apply a top coat too (it may not say it’s necessary on the bottle but it’ll give you piece of mind).

NAILED IT! photos + post by Kristin Ess Sometimes you’ve gotta get a little country! Nothing screams sweet southern style more than gingham, so let’s make that into a mani, shall we?! Start by painting the nails white.Using the DIY sticker method we showed you a couple weeks ago, paint blue, pink, green or whatever color you love on a piece of tape. Wait for it to dry and cut it into thin strips. You can do all your nails or just one. Tags: blue, country, DIY, do it yourself, gingham, kristin ess, mani, manicure, nail art, nail polish, nails, pattern, summer, summer time, the beauty department,, white Related posts: my cute shirt

my friend poisonivey found this in JC Penny Ruffle Manicure Tutorial | Chalkboard Nails Hey guys! Today I have a tutorial for you that I wrote a really long time ago for a collaborative nail art guide that I was asked to be a part of. That kind of fell apart I think, so I'm posting it now! The tutorial is for the ruffle nails that you may have seen on here way back when. You will need: a large number of polish colors (this example uses 9)a large-ended dotting tool or other dotting tool substitute (like the large plastic end of a sewing pin stuck into a pencil) 1. 2. 3. 4. That’s it!

100 Amazing Hairstyles | ~She Exists~ | to Add Colors in Life We women adore fashion and style. Fashion comes in clothes, shoes, makeup, fancy accessories, styles the way we carry things and hairstyles. We enjoy dressing up, getting ready and styling our hair. Here are 100 amazing hairstyles. Like this post and found these styles creative and amazing? Most Liked articles about hair:How-To: Instant Hairstyles- Do YourselfTop 10 All Time Favorite HairstylesEveryday Hair Care image Source:WeHeartIt NAILED IT! photos + post by Kristin Ess If you’re a fan of pretty shiny things, you’re going to love our first spring mani of the season. We all know everything looks better dipped in gold, so we thought this should do the trick. I decided to use gold leafing sheets to accent the corners of these turquoise nails. Here’s how you do it: TOOLS: Turquoise nail polish, gold leafing sheets (available at your local art supply stores or see link below), clear top coat, nail file, q-tip (regular or pointed). Select a good turquoise polish. Related posts:

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